GOOD NEWS - March 24th
Our latest update on the Town’s Jubilee Celebrations focusses on Fleetwood Museum and the local schools …
As part of the event there will be a special display of community artwork to celebrate the Queen’s reign, coordinated by the Museum with all of Fleetwood’s primary and secondary schools taking part.
Each of the primary schools is creating a themed artwork inside a 1m square frame, taking a decade of the Queen’s 70-year rule as their theme - the High schools will be depicting the Queen’s Coronation and Queen’s Commonwealth.
Shakespeare school head, Laura Willan, is pictured with the frame for her Year 5 pupils to start work on.If you can offer support by hosting a stall, with entertainment or as a volunteer at the Jubilee Family Picnic on Saturday 4th June, please contact the organising committee by email to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We popped into St Peter’s, Lord Street this week and had a chat with Fr John about the way the Church, and St David’s (Larkholme Lane), supports the community.
As well as services and ceremonies, they host several groups and activities …
Mondays at 6pm: A free meal at St Peter's for anyone 18+ provided by The Mustard Seed.
Tuesdays, 9.30am to 12noon there’s a coffee morning at St. Peter's.
Also on Tuesdays is the Breaking Bread Lunch from 12noon at St. David's with Chaucer School waiting on. (This is £4pp)
Fridays coffee morning at St. Peter's, again 9.30am to 12 noon.
Also on Fridays, Woodwork Group, no experience required, 9 to 11am, St. David's.
All of the Town's churches do amazing work, making a real difference to the lives of so many local residents. Thank you.
Wonderful to see the pictures this week of the donations collected recently by Fleetwood Rotary and their partners, arriving in Ukraine for distribution.
It’s impossible to imagine what it must be like to be the midst of the conflict but this much-needed aid will help a little. Thank you to everyone involved in the collection and who donated items.
There were a couple of weary walkers in Fleetwood this week … Dave and Ash from Lancashire Mind.
The pair are covering the distance between the County's nine Premier and Football League grounds on foot to raise money for the charity and arrived at Highbury Stadium from Morecambe on Monday afternoon, with the Blackpool to Preston leg on Tuesday.
Read more on the Fleetwood Town FC website and a link to make a donation.
A reminder that Wyre Wheels is now on Fridays at Memorial Park.
These are specially adapted bicycles, trikes and hand-bikes for individuals with limited mobility or recovering from illness. Sessions are every week from 10.30am - 1pm and there’s no need to book, just come along (there is a fee of £4pp).
Wyre Council is also offering kids clubs for the Easter holidays.
Places are free for children eligible for benefits-related free school meals. There are fun activities, a healthy lunch and more in their Holiday Activities and Food program across the borough. Paid-for places are available on some sessions for those who aren't eligible to attend for free.
> Visit www.wyre.gov.uk/holidayclub for more details of the activities available.
The Ambitious Youth Network website is a new platform to support young people dealing with the challenges of autism.
The site offers autistic young people aged 16 to 25 a safe and moderated online space to help them understand their autistic identity and reduce isolation and loneliness that many feel.
Young people will be able to take part in peer support sessions, share experiences and find volunteering, work experience and employment opportunities. There will also be opportunities for them to work together and campaign for change.
Some forthcoming events ...
It's our FREE Chatter Cafe at the YMCA Lofthouse Building on London Street, tomorrow (Friday 25th March) 10am to 11.30am - All Welcome!
'Creatival' is the FREE day of family fun and entertainment on at Fleetwood Market this Saturday 26th March, 10am to 4pm
The 'Lifted Spirits' exhibition of local residents' artwork is on at The Gallery, Fleetwood Market from 29th March to 23rd April (Market opening days only)
The 'Just Reminiscing' collection is with us at the Wellbeing & Community Information Centre, Affinity Lancashire on Friday 1st April, 11am to 1pm.
Collective IDentity is a fantastic, FREE community workshop coming to Fleetwood Library on April 9th from 11am to 2pm.
This is a guided view of newly-created artwork, a film screening, and a dance workshop led by Danielle Teale Dance and LPM Dance. It's suitable for any participant regardless of age or experience and is designed to support personal well-being.
To register or request more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unpaid, voluntary carers are welcome to attend a drop-in event next month in Fleetwood for help and advice.
The lovely folks at Friendlier Fleetwood have invited staff from the Lancashire Carers service to the event at 1pm on Friday 22nd April, Senior Citizens Association Hall, Warrenhurst Road.
It's FREE to attend. Contact Fran through the Friendlier Fleetwood Facebook page for info.
And finally … tune in to BBC Radio Lancashire this evening (Thursday 24th) between 7pm and 8pm to hear a feature about Healthier Fleetwood. Andy Mitchell interviews Dr Spencer, chair of residents Pauline Kennedy and David from our Information Centre about how Healthier Fleetwood started and has been connecting the community for the last 6 years. Our thanks to Andy and the BBC Lancashire team for their continued support. Please get in touch with us if you need any further information on anything you've read in this bulletin and send in your news and events for future editions.
Until the next time ... take care.